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Joseph Fiennes stars as England men’s manager Gareth Southgate in James Graham’s smash-hit play, direct from the National Theatre.

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Football’s coming home to the West End this year as the National Theatre and James Graham’s Dear England transfers to the Prince Edward Theatre for a strictly limited season. Joseph Fiennes plays Gareth Southgate in this smash-hit play about the rise of the England men’s football team, and it is just as rousing, exhilarating and unmissable as the beautiful game itself.

What is Dear England about?

If England is known for one thing, it’s for losing penalty shootouts at the World Cup. Time after time, the men’s team has lined up to take their shot and found themselves hitting the bar. England gave the world football, but can’t seem to lift the trophy.

Enter Gareth Southgate, who knows a thing or two about failure. The man with the worst track record for penalties in the world is ready to take the team back to its glory days, and maybe find a way to redeem himself along the way.

Dear England is a “wildly entertaining romp through the reformation of the England men’s team “ (Time Out) that celebrates our love of sport and grapples with national identity, for a pitch-perfect evening of theatre. With research and interviews bringing a stamp of real-life to this 5-star play, sports and drama have never felt so intertwined and entertaining.

Dear England Cast and Creatives

Joseph Fiennes leads the Dear England cast as Gareth Southgate, and brings the man, and his incredible zero-to-hero journey, to the stage with uncanny ability. BAFTA nominee Fiennes is best known for his work on The Handmaid’s Tale and Shakespeare in Love.

Dear England is Olivier Award winner James Graham’s latest play, and much like most of his others, has been a huge critical and audience hit. Graham’s knack for delving into stories that examine the popular and the political is on full display here, following his other plays including Ink, and This House. He has recently enjoyed a string of successes in London theatre with Best of Enemies in the West End and Tammy Faye the musical at the Almeida Theatre.

Tammy Faye director Rupert Goold directs Dear England, in an ongoing collaboration between him and Graham.

Don’t Miss Tickets for Dear England at Prince Edward Theatre

James Graham scores a winner with this “brilliant fusion of sport and art” (The Evening Standard) that you won’t want to miss. Direct from playing to sold-out crowds at the National Theatre this summer, it opens for a 16-week season in the West End in the autumn.

Sorry this show closed 13 January 2024, we recommend these similar productions.

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Performance dates:
12 Jan 2024 - 13 Jan 2024
Running time:
2 hours and 50 minutes including an interval.
Age recommendation:
No age recommendation has been set. Under 3s not permitted.
Audience Notes:
Joseph Fiennes will not be performing on Wednesday 20th December, Thursday 21st December, and both Friday 22nd December shows.
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Latest Audience Reviews

Have watched a few excellent shows recently but this one has the best audience vibe. The cast is... More

I don't do football, but I loved this! Being a Watford girl, the appearance of "Graham Taylor" ha... More

Joseph Fiennes is great as Gareth Southgate. Though I feel the show doesn't quite go deep enough... More

Loved it! I’m not a big football fan but thought this play was amazing! Great cast and well thoug... More

It's just fantastic...The staging, the writing, the acting...I'm excited for the Euros now...Goin... More

I rarely see a play twice but when it's as good as 'Dear England' I make an exception. This is he... More

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